"If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." ~Toni Morrison

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

What I'm Reading Wednesday: Insurgent and Horns

I just finished reading Insurgent by Veronica Roth.  I liked the book.  It was an easy read and had some exciting moments, but I am not as impressed with this series as I am with other YA books that I have read.  That being said, I am still interested in reading the next installment in the story.
Tomorrow I will be starting Horns by Joe Hill.  This book was recommended by a friend.  He is Stephen King's son, so I have pretty high expectations for his writing.  I wonder if writing skill runs in families?

What are you reading?  Have you read either of these books?  What did you think?

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

WOTW: Alienist

Alienist:  noun, a former term for a psychiatrist; a psychiatrist who assesses the competence of a defendant in a court of law.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

IWSG: Advice from Tom Clancy

Check out other writers on Alex Cavanaugh's blog.

From an NPR story remembering Tom Clancy:

Clancy didn't mince words when he talked to would-be writers. "If your objective is to write a book, get a computer and write the damn book," he told members of the military at a 2004 writing workshop. "Yes, you can do this if you try hard enough. It's a lot easier than you realize it is."

Seems like good advice to me.  I already have the computer.  Now I just need to "write the damn book."
RIP Tom Clancy.